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Lending A Helping Hand

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Lending A Helping Hand

Lending A Helping Hand

Two FSU grad students have created a bionic hand for a six year old using a 3D printer.


Lending A Helping Hand

áhelping handá to a six year old boy in need.

Fox's ashley morrison has the feel good story.

"Put it between your thumb and index finger you got it whoa!"

Using this robotic mechanical glove six- year-old julian sanchez is finally able to hold a ball in his right HAND."How does it feel Julian?""Good."

Julian was born without any fingers on his right hand.

Fau grad student chad coarsey was also born without a hand.

He along with fellow classmate charles weinthal who are both engineer students worked together to construct these robotic gloves using a 3-d PRINTER."Scaled it to my hand this one is mechanically controlled this one has Kevlar strings and uses 3 tension to grip sides and my wrist and i can grab."

"The 3-d printer was able to produce the bionic glove in eight hours.

It cost less than $100 to make."A#AA chad says the glove has made a big difference in his life.

Coarsey says: "When i work in a lab i can Old all the test tubes when i drive i can put both hands on the steering wheel now so i feel safer."

Chad says he's so happy that he can help make julian's life a little bit easier as well.coarsey says: "i can't describe when he put it on i was immediately overjoyed overwhelmed choice I'm too happy that i can do this."

Little julian is excited to finally be able to do things with his right hand that he couldn't do BEFORE."Tie my shoe."

"Today is a very exciting day.

Julian, since he met Dr. Burger has been asking daily when am i getting my hand?

So it is a dream come true for the family."

And while julian's robotic glove still needs a few tweaks so that it's a perfect fit for his hand.

He was excited to get to test it out.

And find a new friend that truly understands what something like this means.coarsey says: "Give me a high-five awesome buddy awesome."

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